Personal profile

Biography

Chris joined the Department of Chemical Sciences in October 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry. Prior to this he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick, where from April 2013 he was the Taught Course Leader of the Integrated Magnetic Resonance Centre for Doctoral Training. The EPSRC funded iMR CDT provides research-led training in all aspects of magnetic resonance to PhD students at 6 UK universities with different specialisms in magnetic resonance. Chris was responsible for organising annual residential training workshops and research conferences for the students, alongside much of the day-to-day running of the CDT. During his time as iMR CDT taught course leader Chris gained FHEA (Fellow the the Higher Education Academy) status, and he is particularly interested in the evidence base for recent changes in UK doctoral education.

Chris read Chemistry at Christ Church (University of Oxford) and completed a doctorate on the effect of radiofrequency magnetic fields on radical pair recombination reactions. He spent two years as a post-doctoral research assistant in the Clarendon Laboratory (Department of Physics) investigating molecular magnet systems whose electron-spin can code information for use in quantum information processing (QIP). In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Manchester, and using the facilities of Oxford’s interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Electron Spin Resonance (CÆSR) based in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, the team showed that the relaxation times of critical importance for QIP can be significantly improved by optimizing the molecular magnet’s chemical structure. Chris also spent time as a PDRA in Oxford’s Chemistry Department where he worked with Prof. P.J. Hore on a project using both optical spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance to test in vitro the hypothesis that birds rely on radical pair reactions in the retina to detect the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field as a compass during migration. Between 2010 and 2013 Chris was a Stipendiary Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at St Hilda's College, Oxford.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)
  • Spin Hyperpolarization
  • Spin Chemistry / Magnetic Field Effects

Research Degree Supervision

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External positions

Associate Fellow, University of Warwick

16 Nov 201630 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP)
  • Hyperpolarization
  • Electron Spin Resonance (ESR)
  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)
  • Chemically Induced Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (CIDNP)
  • Spin Chemistry
  • Spin Trapping
  • Reaction Yield Detected Magnetic Resonance (RYDMR)
  • Time-Resolved EPR

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Research Output 2009 2017

An Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy study on the γ irradiation sterilization of the pharmaceutical excipient L histidine: regeneration of the radicals in solution

Vallotto, C., Williams, H. E., Murphy, D., Ayres, Z., Edge, R., Newton, M. & Wedge, C. 25 Nov 2017 In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 533, 1, p. 315-319 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deamination
Excipients
Gamma Rays
Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy
Histidine

Mitochondria-targeted spin-labelled luminescent iridium anticancer complexes

Venkatesh, V., Berrocal-Martin, R., Wedge, C. J., Romero-Canelón, I., Sanchez-Cano, C., Song, J. I., Coverdale, J. P. C., Zhang, P., Clarkson, G. J., Habtemariam, A., Magennis, S. W., Deeth, R. J. & Sadler, P. J. 20 Oct 2017 In : Chemical Science. 8, 12, p. 8271-8278 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Iridium
Mitochondria
Cells
Spin Labels
Confocal microscopy
6 Citations

Efficient access to conjugated 4,4′-bipyridinium oligomers using the Zincke reaction: Synthesis, spectroscopic and electrochemical properties

Chen, L., Willcock, H., Wedge, C. J., Hartl, F., Colquhoun, H. M. & Greenland, B. W. 2016 In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 14, 3, p. 980-988 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Diamines
Electrochemical properties
oligomers
Oligomers
Oxidation-Reduction
7 Citations

One-Electron Oxidation of [M(PtBu3)2] (M=Pd, Pt): Isolation of Monomeric [Pd(PtBu3)2]+ and Redox-Promoted C-H Bond Cyclometalation

Troadec, T., Tan, S. Y., Wedge, C. J., Rourke, J. P., Unwin, P. R. & Chaplin, A. B. 7 Mar 2016 In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 55, 11, p. 3754-3757 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Oxidation
phosphine
Electrons
Palladium
Bearings (structural)
2 Citations

Optically generated hyperpolarization for sensitivity enhancement in solution-state NMR spectroscopy

Dale, M. W. & Wedge, C. J. 30 Sep 2016 In : Chemical Communications. 52, 90, p. 13221-13224 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Photoexcitation
Microwaves

Activities 2014 2018

  • 7 Publication Peer-review
  • 2 Membership of committee

Molecular Physics (Journal)

Wedge, C. (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication Peer-review

Journal of Physical Chemistry (Journal)

Wedge, C. (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication Peer-review

Royal Society (External organisation)

Wedge, C. (Member)
1 Jan 201731 Dec 2019

Activity: Membership of committee

Royal Society of Chemistry (External organisation)

Wedge, C. (Member)
5 Apr 2016Apr 2021

Activity: Membership of committee

Biology Letters (Journal)

Wedge, C. (Reviewer)
2016

Activity: Publication Peer-review